I told you about how Mom huffed a pill and it got stuck in her lung and they had to send a team of doctors down her throat with a jackhammer and a crowbar to get it out, right?
Yesterday, I took her to the pulmonologist in charge of the expedition for a follow-up and he showed us pictures of the bits. I was going to post them here, but they’re rather ghastly, with all blood and lung goo on them, so I’ll just upload them and link to them, so view at your own discretion:
You were warned.
SO the new adventure: On the way back to Corydon, we stopped by Mom’s church so she could pick up some flyers about St. Peter’s Lutheran Dutch Fair And BBQ this Sunday 10-3 non-Lutherans heartily welcome. I’ll be there the first part of the day with some of the Southern Indiana Writers, selling our books.
ANYWAY, she started up the one step to the gazebo, where the flyers were, and her foot slipped. As I watched, she teetered, trying to regain her balance, went to one knee, pitched over on her back, and down went her head. Even though all this happened, of course, in slow motion, I was moving in slow motion, too. By the time I got to her, she was sitting up, telling me she was all right.
We went about our business, did our grocery shopping, she said nothing hurt, though her head felt a little bumped, but not bad.
On the way home from the grocery, she said, very quietly, “I can see you out of the corner of my eye.”
She had a stroke in 2005, and lost the left field of vision in both eyes. She’s regained a little of it, but not much.
Until she fell and bumped the back of her head yesterday.
No, I don’t consider it a miracle. But I do consider it amazing and very, very happy.
The blog book tour for THE CORNER CAFE CONTINUES at Helen Ginger’s blog, Straight from Hel, with Morgan Mandel, appropriately for my post here, talking about life-altering events.
And I have a post today at Echelon Explorations about my take on Suzanne Collins’ book THE HUNGER GAMES.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Something unexpectedly wonderful comes out of something frightening.